On the second day of our Busan trip, firstly we arrived at Heodong Yonggung Temple at 09.00 . Heodong Yonggung Temple located on the seafront, so once again I was spoiled by the beautiful view of South Korea’s sea. Built in 1376, the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of the major Buddhist temples in Busan. In this area there are many statues of Earthly Branch, do you know what is your Earthly branch ? ^ _ ^
In addition, there is also a statue of golden pigs and several other Buddhist statues.
the front gate of Haedong Yonggung Temple, we need to go down the stairs
small cute buddhist statue >.< can I take one? ㅋㅋㅋ
in front of golden pig with friends from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Phillipine ^_^
My Malaysian friend and I have the same earth branch, it’s lamb ^_^
you can go down inside and drink holy water or something like that
people from Japan were praying
Finished enjoying the beauty of Heodong Yonggung Temple, the next destination is Dalmaji Road in Haeundae, Haeundae is one of the elite area in Busan. If there’s Gangnam in Seoul, then Busan has Haeundae. Dalmaji Road is located in hills, on one side we are able to see the sea, and on the other side there are a lot of cafes and coffee shops as well as many cool buildings and luxurious villas.
After that we visited Shinsegae mall, Shinsegae is crowned by Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest Department Store, surpassing the Macy ‘s department store in New York City in 2009. And yaaa … you can get all the branded fashion stuff here, Channel ? Louis Vuitton ? you name it.
We had lunch at an Italian restaurant. So happy that I could finally eat European food, been two months eating Korean food makes me a little bit bored, hehe ^_^
pizza with honey is the best! my friend and I even ordered another pan XD
fried rice, somehow I miss Indonesian fried rice 🙁
After finished eating, I went to look around in the mall for window shopping (but ended up doing real shopping). #girlsproblem
The journey continues to visit Busan Aquarium. Little confession, I have never been to Sea World Jakarta, Indonesia :p
But that’s okay, because I’ve already visited Busan Aquarium, Korea’s largest ocean themed park :p
the frozen giant shark
Busan Aquarium is located near the beach and it is located under the ground . The interesting part is that there were funny posters resemble to Hollywood movie poster, those posters were deliberately created in celebration of the Busan International Film Festival which was held last October 3rd to 12th . Can you guess what the original movies are they?
After that we went to the beach to play around ^_^
At 6 pm , we had dinner at one of the korean restaurant. After that , we walked about 30 minutes to the Gwangan-ri beach to watch the Busan Fireworks Festival . The streets was really crowded by many citizens who wanted to see this show. After getting admission in Gwangan – Ri beach, the team and I soon get our booked seat which on the front row!!! The show started at 8pm and ended one hour later. Busan Fireworks Festival was very cool, I was totally amazed by the beauty of fireworks which accompanied along with the variety of music.
see the video recording of Busan Fireworks Festival: HERE
The second day in Busan was an amazing experience ! I love Busan ! >_<